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Taylor's Return Will Boost Swansea Says Rodgers

Taylor's Return Will Boost Swansea Says Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers says Neil Taylor's return from injury will help Scott Sinclair.

The Swansea City believes the team has missed a natural left-footer at left back - a player who can attack, help Scott Sinclair and give him the opportunity to get in one-vs-one situations.

The young defender, who recently celebrated the birth of his first child, suffered a badly sprained ankle at the beginning of the year after a full week in training, he is ready to return to action.

Rodgers said:

'We have missed having a left-sided player at left-back,'

'If you have someone who can get forward from that position, and go inside or outside, it releases space for Scott Sinclair.

'If you haven't got a full-back who can get forward, Scott will always have two players up against him because the opposition know there will not be a threat from behind.

'But the minute you have a full-back who can go on and join in, it takes the extra defender away and puts Scott in a one-v-one situation.

'That allows Scott to be at his best, because one-v-one he is outstanding.'


Taylor may find it difficult to get a starting place at Left back as Jazz Richards has been doing a good job there this year.

Rodgers has been pleased with Jazz but admitted he wants a more attacking player in that position:

'Jazz has done terrifically for us,'

'He is a young player who has been a midfielder and a right-back, but he has filled in for us on the left and done admirably.

'He is strong and solid, but in the modern game the full-back needs to get forward, especially with the way we play.'


Taylor told the Official Site:

'I was unhappy that the injury turned out as bad as it was,''

'It seems as if I've been out for ever.

'It also came at a bad time because I was starting to secure a regular place at left-back.

'But I've been back in training now for just over a week and I am starting to find my feet again.

'I feel okay and I'll be ready for Saturday if the gaffer needs me. But Jazz (Richards) has been doing well at left-back and I've got to be patient.

'I've got to get my match fitness back and work my way back to where I was before the injury.''




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday February 17 2011
Time: 6:58PM

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